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Myrtle Beach SkyWheel Set to Take Flight

The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is officially open for business on Friday, May 20 and promises to be another great Myrtle Beach attraction.  With so many fun things to do on your Myrtle Beach vacation you’re never going to be bored and luckily for you what activity you’ll do next will be the only hard decision you have to make since  Elliott Beach Rentals makes it so easy and affordable to find your perfect vacation rental.

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SkyWheel Myrtle Beach is a 187-foot tall observation wheel set along the Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade in downtown Myrtle Beach. It is the first observation wheel of its kind in the United States and the largest observation wheel east of the Mississippi River. The wheel consists of 42 Swiss-manufactured, climate-controlled, enclosed gondolas, which will accompany up to six passengers each. The attraction will stay open year-round and offers visitors several flight options to choose from.

The approximate eight to twelve-minute ride on SkyWheel Myrtle Beach will provide guests with a panoramic view, from the Myrtle Beach shoreline to several miles inland, and serve as the perfect vantage point for a variety of different perspectives of the Myrtle Beach area at different parts of the day, creating the area’s most unique sightseeing opportunity.

A highlight of the SkyWheel Myrtle Beach will be a state-of-the-art computer-generated lighting system with LED lights, creating an amazing light show each and every evening after sunset. A variety of dynamic light shows will run nightly and also feature holiday-themed shows to display images associated with Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day and Fourth of July.

The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is open daily.  A flight averages from 8-12 minutes.

General admission flights are available in advance or on location.

Adult flights (12-54) are $12.00
Children’s flights (3-11) are $8.00
Children 2 and under are FREE
Seniors*(55+) receive $4 off full price adult flight
Military* (with valid ID) receive $4.00 off full price adult flight

Jimmy Buffett’s LandShark Bar & Grill and LandShark SurfShack will accompany SkyWheel Myrtle Beach and will be the perfect place to purchase souvenirs, enjoy oceanfront views, fantastic food and drinks and some fantastic tunes.


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    April 25, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    My pal and that i are departing for essentially our senior week at myrtle beach, we’re choosing my parents because they do not trust us enough to allow us visit the beach on our own. Apparently the area we are remaining at is within north myrtle beach, that we heard is filled with seniors and families. I was wishing to satisfy people like we did in virgina beach this past year and discover parties since its senior week, but when its filled with families, i quickly seem like that may not be whatsoever.

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    April 27, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    My pal and that i are likely to North Myrtle Beach, SC with my loved ones. Time passes each year, but this season I’m taking my pal, and I wish to do things to ensure that I understand she’ll have fun. Any ideas? I understand we might shop at Broadway, and get your meals at Margaritaville..but every other places everyone like could be useful. THANKS!

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